"Artists Catalyze Social Change": Vickie Benson reflects on McKnight Foundation's Arts program

"Artists contribute artistically, economically, socially, and culturally within our communities. By engaging public consciousness and discourse, artists can and do catalyze social change," writes Vickie Benson, McKnight Foundation's Arts program director, as she prepares to step down from the foundation at the end of June.

Click here to read the piece in which she reflects on the evolution of McKnight Foundation's Arts program.

Vickie Benson was a member of the Grantmakers in the Arts board of directors from 2003-2010, and she was the board president in her last two years of service. We wish you all the best and we thank you!

Image: Vickie Benson photographed at the 2018 GIA Conference / Jean Melesaine